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Old 10-15-2012, 08:13 AM   #1
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Can you convert snaps to aplix

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I have some AIO diapers that I kind of like, except I hate the snaps on them. I'm a little on the uncoordinated side, and my baby is very wiggly. Has anybody converted snaps to aplix? It seems like you could just sew some right on there. Does it ruin the outer cover to sew through it? Or can you use a thread that doesn't wick? Glue the aplix on? I'm open to ideas!
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:29 PM   #2
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I'm guessing that you'd have to take it apart to sew on the velcro. Might be a complete PITA.

Sewing the aplix is how it's attached to PUL on everyone I've ever seen, it won't leak or wick if you use standard 100% poly thread.

Don't know about glue.
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:39 PM   #3
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I painstakingly hand sewed a strip of aplix on several of my pocket diapers. I didn't want to take them apart and I couldn't fit them on my machine. It took awhile with the first couple making sure not to sew through the suede cloth but once I got the hang of it Went smoothly. I just love the ease of aplix too much!!
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Old 10-15-2012, 01:50 PM   #4
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Re: Can you convert snaps to aplix

I really don't think that you could remove the snaps without it effecting the diaper, because taking off the snaps would leave holes where they were. I wouldn't trust just covering the holes with aplix.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:06 PM   #5
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they have the thing you can make to make them like velco. I drew a blank on what they are called.
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:19 PM   #6
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Re: Can you convert snaps to aplix

like this??? http://change-diapers.com/2011/05/tu...iapers-review/
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Old 10-15-2012, 02:28 PM   #7
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Re: Can you convert snaps to aplix

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Thats a adapt-a-snap. If i wanted to convert, thats what i would do. You can also just take it off if you change your mind and it wont affect resale value.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:01 PM   #8
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yea that is it I am betting you could make your own as well and not affect the diaper at all.
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Old 10-15-2012, 03:16 PM   #9
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For sure go with adapt a snap. Super easy if you have a snap press/pliers and some velcro. And then you can have both, convert snaps to velcro and back again without much work
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THAT is awesome!!!
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